Fatma Oncel, a housewife who was bored at home in Antalya, became the owner of a fortune of 5 million liras in the livestock business, which she started with a cow after selling her 4 bracelets from her wedding 15 years ago. The business woman, who currently owns a large farm with 170 cattle and 150 sheep and goats, earns a great income from sales of sacrificial animals, milk and eggs. Stating that the determined woman’s retired police officer husband still could not believe in the success, she said, “I wouldn’t believe it if they said it would be like this. It was a dream, it came true.”
Fatma Oncel, 43, who lives in Muratpasa district and has 3 children, said 15 years ago that she was bored at home and wanted to support the family budget and wanted to enter the livestock business. Receiving a positive response from the police officer’s wife, Oncel sold the remaining 4 bracelets from the wedding for 2 thousand 500 liras with the money of the period and bought feed for 2 thousand 400 liras to feed the cows and 100 liras to feed the animals.
HE HAS OWNED 5 MILLION WEALTH ON 20 DECORIES OF LAND
At first, Oncel started to earn money by selling cow’s milk, and in time, with the support of his police officer wife, the number of cows increased to 20. Oncel also rented a field to feed his cows, and started to feed his animals with the corn blend he planted here. The determined woman, who later started to raise chickens and goats, became the owner of 170 cattle and 150 sheep and goats after 15 years. Adding wealth to his wealth with sacrificial sacrificial, daily milk and egg sales during Eid al-Adha, Oncel became the owner of a fortune of 5 million, established on a 20-decare land.
“I WILL DO THIS JOB WHEN MY HEALTH ALLOWS”
Telling her success story, Fatma Oncel said that she gave up being a housewife because she loved animal husbandry and entered such a job. Noting that they currently have around 350 cattle and small ruminants in total, Oncel said, “At the moment, animal prices have increased and if I sell it, it costs close to 5 million liras. If they give me 10 million liras for someone, I will still not quit this job. I will do this job until my health allows.” .
“700-800 KG OF MILK IS COMING DAILY”
Stating that the sales of sacrificial animals increased this year as input costs increased and this was reflected in animal prices, Oncel said, “But I still sell. I make offerings from sheep and goats, I earn from milk and eggs. Currently, I only earn from milk. 700-800 kilograms of milk is produced per day. I do retail sales. I give 10 liras per kilo of milk,” he said.
“I CARE MORE ABOUT MY ANIMALS THAN MY CHILDREN”
He added that there is no working hour and said: “I don’t have a clock. I get up with the workers at 5 in the morning. They go home in the evening, I work until night hours. I even get up at 2-3 am to give birth to the animals. Unless I’m struggling “.
“I WOULD NOT BELIEVE IF HE SAID IT WAS LIKE THIS”
Saadettin Oncel, the wife of a successful businesswoman, stated that she could not believe that her husband could go this far, and said, “I was a police officer before. I am now retired. When our tahini was brought here from the east, my wife was very bored. She said she wanted to work. She said, ‘Let me get a cow,’ I laughed at first. Then he sold the bracelets for capital. He bought himself a cow with a calf. At first he was despised, but as he made a profit, he began to increase the number of cows. So I started to support him with my salary and time. I wouldn’t have believed it beforehand. It was a dream come true.” she said.